The Titan of Turnarounds, Sergio Marchionne Dies at 66

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Sergio Marchionne | June, 1952 - July, 2018 It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Sergio Marchionne has passed away. Marchionne had served as CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automotive until an illness forced him to unexpectedly resign. FCA officials have named Mike Manley as...

Hackett replaces Fields as CEO to transform Ford for the future

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Mark Fields is ousted as CEO and will be replaced by Jim Hackett (former CEO of Steelcase). Hackett joined Ford’s board in 2013. He stepped down from the board in March of 2016 to become the chairman for Ford Smart Mobility. Some believe the company’s shares were...

Daily Newscast: Sonic Automotive’s answer to online retailing, emissions regulations and Honda’s big U.S. investment

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In today’s CBT Newscast for Thursday March 16, 2017: Sonic Automotive’s Executive Vice President of Operations, Jeff Dyke sits down with Joe Gumm to discuss the company’s answer to online retailing. He believes the automotive group has it all figured out. Tune into the full...

OEM Headlines: Honda to invest big in two U.S. plants

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Forbes says the Trump administration’s move to roll back existing federal fuel efficiency targets of 54.5 miles per gallon for model year 2022-2025 cars and light trucks, would be a terrible deal for American drivers.  The move is endorsed by U.S. auto dealers...

A look at this week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: Toyota investing $1 billion in US artificial intelligence center Over the next five years, Toyota will invest $1 billion in an artificial intelligence and robotics research center. The Detroit Bureau says that the facilities will not only focus...

A look at this week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: Nissan is 'racing forward' with autonomous cars, says CEO Carlos Ghosn Nissan says it is expediting the introduction of autonomous cars. Forbes reports the Japanese automaker made the announcement at the Tokyo Motor Show that it will offer...

A look at the week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: Mitsubishi, Nissan will build mini EV together The minicar project Nissan and Mitsubishi started four years ago is about to get extra resources to help ease the move into the electric-vehicle sector. Auto Blog says Nissan will have...

A look at the week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: New auto group formed to prevent cyberattacks Two auto trader associations are forming a new working group to help prevent cyberattacks on the nation's 230 million cars and trucks. The Detroit News says the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers...

A look at this week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: Toyota to sell cars that communicate with each other and roadways by year end Forbes reports that Toyota will sell cars that communicate with each other and roadways by year end. Many automakers are working on this technology,...

A look at this week’s top OEM headlines

This week's most impactful OEM headlines, including: Toyota spends $50 million to accelerate self-driving car program Toyota wants to accelerate the process of a self-driving car program and is spending $50 million dollars over the next five years to make sure it happens. The company...
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“Partnership” is the New Automotive Industry Buzzword

When it comes to the future of the automotive industry, the word “partnership” is starting to enter the conversation. In the past, automakers...
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What Does South Africa’s Production and Development Program Mean for the US?

The Automotive Production and Development Program (APDP) in South Africa (SA) has undergone some recent changes. The program requires motor companies to increase the...

Mazda Changing Things Up With New Appointments

Tuesday, Mazda announced announced several leadership changes to its North American Operations. The current CEO and President of Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), Masahiro...
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7 Common Leadership Challenges that Managers Face and How to Overcome Them – Bruce...

CBT welcomes back Bruce Tulgan, Founder and CEO of RainmakerThinking, popular author, and management consultant. On today's show, Bruce discusses what he calls 'the...
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Chevy Dealer Tim Roberts, Discusses the Challenges Ahead and Becoming a MotorTrend CPO Dealer

According to numerous projections, the retail auto industry is on track to face some tough challenges this year. Which means it’s more important now,...

How to Deal With a Best Price Shopper

Most car buyers come into the dealership with the fear that they will be pressured into buying something that's not really what they want....

Slowing Down in the Service Process

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Almog Veig of David Lewis & Associates talks about how slowing down in the beginning of the...

Accountability and What It Is Worth to Your Business

Your culture, what’s that worth? Team morale, momentum, your brand, the customer experience, the team member experience, your own credibility as a leader. You...

Creating a Business Development Culture

On this week's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain talks about why you should create a business development culture at all levels throughout...